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City Council Meeting Agenda & Minutes

Minutes
Thursday, March 05, 2020

 
CITY COUNCIL
MINUTES
 
The regular meeting of the Medford City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Medford City Hall Council Chambers on the above date with the following members and staff present:
 
Mayor Gary Wheeler; Councilmembers Clay Bearnson, Kay Brooks, Tim D’Alessandro, Alex Poythress, Eric Stark (via phone)*, Kevin Stine, Michael Zarosinski; Councilmember Dick Gordon was absent.
 
City Manager Brian Sjothun; Deputy City Attorney Eric Mitton; City Recorder Karen Spoonts
 
20.  Recognitions, Community Group Reports
         20.1     SOU/Small Business Development Center Report
Marshall Doak, Southern Oregon University, presented a report as requested by the Budget Committee. Those who spoke on the value of the Small Business Management class was Eric Lindquist of Legal Document Center, Michelle Branch of ONI Media, Bird Aguirre-Durrant of Cascadia Axe, Holly Dyer of Goldrush Cider and Arleen Marie of Parenting Time Supervision Services.
 
30.  Oral Requests and Communications from the Audience
30.1     Bob Shand, Medford, spoke about the Medford Charter, Medford water, and the potential of Council being paid.
 
40.  Approval or Correction of the Minutes of the February 20, 2020 Regular Meeting
         There being no additions or corrections, the minutes were approved as presented.
 
50.  Consent Calendar
        
60.  Items Removed from Consent Calendar
        
70.  Ordinances and Resolutions
       70.1     COUNCIL BILL 2020-24
An ordinance authorizing execution of a Prescott Park Road Use and Maintenance License Agreement with Burl Brim Excavation, Inc.

 
Motion:  Approve the ordinance.
Moved by:  Kevin Stine                                                   Seconded by:  Tim D’Alessandro
Roll call: Bearnson, Brooks, D’Alessandro, Poythress, Stark, Stine, and Zarosinski voting yes.
Ordinance #2020-24 was duly adopted.
 
80.  Public Hearings
         80.1     COUNCIL BILL 2020-25
                     An ordinance vacating a Public Utility Easement (PUE) and Pedestrian Access and Traffic Signal Easement at 295 E. Barnett Road, within the C-R (Regional Commercial) zoning district. (SV-19-049)
 
                     Elizabeth Conner, Planner II, presented the staff report.
 
Public hearing opened.
No one spoke.
Public hearing closed.
 
Motion:  Approve the ordinance.
Moved by:  Kevin Stine                                                   Seconded by:  Tim D’Alessandro
Roll call: Bearnson, Brooks, D’Alessandro, Poythress, Stark, Stine, and Zarosinski voting yes.
Ordinance #2020-25 was duly adopted.
 
80.2    CONTINUED FROM JANUARY 16, 2020
            Consider an appeal of a “Notice of Sidewalk Abatement Assessment” regarding the sidewalks at Wolf Run Drive/Highcrest, Oregon – Parcel 371W23CC 2600.
 
Deputy City Attorney Eric Mitton presented the staff report noting the City of Medford repaired the sidewalks and was in the process of filing a lien on the property when an appeal was filed. He noted the attorneys are working on the settlement.
 
Councilmember Zarosinski stated he will abstain.
 
Public hearing opened.
No one spoke.
Public hearing closed.
 
*Councilmember Stark left the meeting.
 
Motion:  Affirm the lien assessment and deny the appeal.
Moved by:  Tim D’Alessandro                                        Seconded by:  Kevin Stine
Roll call:  Bearnson, D’Alessandro, Poythress, and Stine voting yes; Brooks and Zarosinski abstained.
Motion carried and so ordered.
 
90.  Council Business
       90.1     Proclamations issued: None
                    
         90.2    Committee Reports and Communications
                     a.   Council Officers Update
Councilmember Stine noted there was discussion on the upcoming Alba trip. He stated he is unable to attend as there are travel restrictions for those in the military due to the Coronavirus.
 
                      b.   Councilmember Stine thanked City Manager Sjothun for rehiring Kelly Madding as Deputy City Manager.
 
100. City Manager and Staff Reports
         100.1   Highway 62 Jurisdictional Transfer – Cory Crebbin
Public Works Director Cory Crebbin stated that ODOT requires a jurisdictional exchange regarding the disposition of Hwy 62 since the Hwy 62 bypass project was funded. The segment to be transferred to the City is from Delta Waters Road to Vilas. This will come before Council at the next Council meeting.
 
         100.2  Annual Housing Production Report – Matt Brinkley
Planning Director Matt Brinkley presented the housing report as required by the State. He provided statistics on permitted dwelling units from 2018 and 2019, noting that we are falling behind in the amount of units produced. Sjothun questioned those properties in Cedar Landing; Brinkley noted no building permits have been issued there.
 
         100.3  Councilmember Brooks stated Kid Time may receive a state grant in the amount of two million dollars.
 
110. Adjournment
         There being no further business, this Council meeting adjourned at 6:44 p.m.
 
The proceedings of the City Council meeting were recorded and are filed in the City Recorder’s Office. The complete agenda of this meeting is filed in the City Recorder’s Office.
 
 
 
 
Karen M. Spoonts, MMC
City Recorder
 

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